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Spot On is a series of community conversations designed to illuminate the major themes of selected plays in Northern Stage’s main stage season. Featuring artists, academics, community leaders, and inspirational figures you will want to hear from, these conversations are curated to spark resonant dialogue among our community members. Conversations take place prior to a Sunday afternoon performance: talks begin at 3 PM and end at 4 PM and – NEW in 2018 – are followed by receptions in the Roesch Family Lobby with light snacks and beverages. Spot On conversations are free and open to the public, but you must reserve your seat by contacting the Box Office at boxoffice@northernstage.org or by calling (802) 296-7000.

2018-19 Spot On Conversations:

Peacemakers and Paths to Hope
September 23, 2018
3:00-4:00 PM with lobby reception to follow
Performance of Oslo begins at 5 PM

Imagination, Freedom, and Poetry
A conversation about Bishop, Lowell, and the power of poetry in our lives today
Featuring Chard DeNiord, Poet Laureate of Vermont
October 14, 2018
3:00-4:00 PM with lobby reception to follow
Performance of Dear Elizabeth begins at 5 PM

Dignified Decision Making

Join playwright Marisa Smith for a conversation about decision making for the best life possible and how this is portrayed in Smith’s new comedy, Venus Rising, presented in its world premiere at Northern Stage. From dating to mediating pain to money, who gets a say in the decisions we make as we age?

February 3, 2019
3:00-4:00 PM with lobby reception to follow
Performance of Venus Rising begins at 5 PM

LOBBY TALKS

A new programmatic offering, Lobby Talks offer an intimate conversation prior to select shows with special guests including artists, scholars, and community leaders. Join us 45 minutes prior to selected performances for these engaging dialogues contextualizing the work you will see on stage. Lobby Talks are free and open to the public, but space is limited, so please reserve your free seat by contacting the Box Office at boxoffice@northernstage.org or by calling (802) 296-7000.

Information about the 2018-19 Lobby Talks coming soon.